Prof.Usha Natesan, is a Civil Engineer with specialization in coastal engineering and Remote Sensing. She is presently serving as Professor of Civil Engineering and also as the Director, Centre for Research, Anna University, Chennai. She is an active researcher handling several sponsored research projects and twelve scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degree under her mentorship. She has 82 journal publications to her credit. She is serving as a Advisory Board member and reviewer for SCI National and International journals. She had been the recipient of the Tamil Nadu Young Women Scientist Award – 2002 instituted by Government of Tamil Nadu and Faculty awards for Active Researcher for 2012 instituted by Anna University, Chennai. She delivered invited talks in her specialization in several Conferences and Universities both in India and abroad.
Coastal, Ocean and Environmental Engineering, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System applications in Marine Studies.